Chouette des terriers 2

BURROWING OWL

Athene cunicularia

This owl is the only one of its family to live in underground burrows.

WEIGHT : 120 to 250 g

FOOD : insects, small reptiles, ruddents…

THREATS : habitat destruction (use of pesticides in agriculture and destruction of burrows), car accidents.

ECO GESTURE : chemical insecticides, very harmful for the environment, can be replaced by natural products : coffee grounds, grapefruit seeds …

MORE INFO :

Family : Strigidae
Habits : pairs
Incubation : 28 days
Egg-laying : 6 to 9 eggs
Longevity : 5 years

Chouette terrier